What is Asperger’s syndrome ?

24 Nov

Asperger’s is a communication disorder.  Someone with AS would have poor social skills that family and friends may be able to spot from a young age but in most cases these poor social skills become more and more apparent as the child grows older. My son is now 8yrs old and yes i would say that AS has become more apparent in these last few years .

A child with AS may seem withdrawn wanting to play alone or the child may be loud and annoying to peers. A child with AS may seem a loner. Nearly all children with AS with have a special interest. This special interest will  dominate the child’s conversation meaning he/she wants to speak only about there interest. The person with AS will know a great deal of information on this topic/interest. My son has always loved trains and bus. It sounds silly but it is the working off the doors my son is most interested in. He can speak about how they work for hours and hours. He also could tell you where each bus is heading and all the stops on each train line.

Sensory sensitivity, Motor clumsiness, Routine and Language are just a few more things a child with AS may have problems with. Im sure we will touch on all these somewhere along in this blog.

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